What are the ongoing effects of colonialism and the extraction of cultural heritage on African societies? How have African-led initiatives and research been advancing restitution work in the past and present? How can restitution address and redress historical violence? What happens after cultural heritage has been recovered? The complex process of restitution and its multiple possible meanings – repatriation, rematriation, remembering, restoration and reparation – are laid bare in the Goethe-Institut’s new four-part online event series, Lives of Objects: Virtual Gatherings curated by Sofia Lovegrove.
NB: Please note that this event series will take place online, as Zoom webinars, not at the Goethe-Institut London
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